Classes & Events

Support Hours: Digital Design & Fabrication

4/26/2023 starting 04/26/23 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET

Every week, volunteers from each shop space (woodshop, machine and metal, digital design and fabrication, fiber and crafts, bicycle bench, metalsmithing etc.) offer support hours that are free and open to the public, including members.  

Support hours are an opportunity to learn more about a particular shop, and meet the volunteers who manage that space.  

It can also be an opportunity get support and gain practice in the shop in order to prepare for a Tool Safety Assessment that grants permission to use tools independently as a Shop Member. 

Individuals who feel ready, can use Support Hours to take Tool Safety Assessments.  Not sure what a Tool Safety Assessment is or why you'd ever want to take one? Come find out!  

For Shop Members:  On your first visit to the shop as a Shop Member, you will be required to take the shop’s Orientation so you know where to locate important items, and how to use the space and tools collaboratively and safely.  Orientations are offered at the beginning of all scheduled Support Hours and generally take about 15-20 minutes. 

What Support Hours are Not:  Support Hours are not meant to replace the purpose of membership or conflict with other class offerings.  For example, Support Hours are not for getting something fixed or made by the volunteer on duty.  If you have something that needs fixing, bring it in to Repair Café, a free event on the last Sunday of every month, 1pm - 4pm at Makers Mill.  If that timing does not work or your project is outside the scope of a Repair Cafe, fill out this form: Make or Fix it at Makers Mil.  Submissions will be shared with all Shop Members and they will follow up directly to arrange next steps.

Please register by filling out the information below so that our volunteers have a sense of who's coming.    

Age Group: 18+
Non-Members will be asked to sign a General Liability Waiver. 

Curious about Membership? Learn more by reading through the Members Handbook


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